Hi, we just wanted everyone to know that the other day was National Golden Retriever Day. If you didn’t celebrate your furry friend on February 3, we recommend doing so now (because honestly, every day should be a day to celebrate your good boy). The Golden Retriever is one of the most popular dog breeds in the US, and for good reason. The calm temperament, intelligence, and playfulness make them ideal best friends for any dog lover. Plus, they make great disability assistance animals, like seeing-eye dogs for the blind and hearing dogs for the deaf. They’ve ended up saving lives in these roles—no wonder they have a holiday named after them. And if you don’t yet have yourself a Golden Retriever, after reading this article you might just have to go out and adopt a Golden yourself!
Golden Retrievers were built to retrieve, which is to say, fetch. So get your pup over to the nearest park and treat them with their favorite game. The both of you will get great exercise and have tons of fun to boot!
This breed is fabulous in water, and they love it, too! Provided the climate you live in is warm enough, or you have a dog-friendly indoor pool nearby, take your dog for a dip. They’ll look cute doggy-paddling around, too.